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1944 England V1 rockets / Doodlebugs

1944 : Germany launches 10 of its new V1 rockets doodlebugs which were pilot less, jet-propelled planes capable of unleashing a ton of cruise missile explosives against Britain. Over time the Germans increased the number of doodlebugs to nearly 100 per day which fell over London.

1925 USA Gangster Battle

1925 : A running gunfight between Police and Gangsters in Chicago left 3 dead and others injured today , the battles between law enforcement and gangsters in Chicago who are linked to beer running continues on a daily basis with different gangs fighting between themselves for controlling areas of the city.

1927 USA Charles Lindbergh

1927 : Just 3 weeks ago on May 21 Charles Lindbergh in his aircraft completed the epic journey from New York to Paris and became a hero to the American people with his aircraft "The Spirit of St Louis" , in New York today millions of ordinary people came on to the streets to honor their hero in this monster parade which stopped the cities business.

1933 USA Great Depression Home Owners Refinancing Act

1933 : This was one of the worst years of the Great Depression in the 1930s and homeowners got some relief as Congress gave the nod to the Home Owners Refinancing Act as part of the larger NEW DEAL initiative to get America moving again from President Franklin Roosevelt. The act provided mortgage assistance to homeowners or would-be homeowners by providing them money or refinancing existing mortgages, over the next few years the "Home Owners' Loan Corporation" had refinanced nearly 1 in 5 urban homes in the country. What is often forgotten is most mortgages back then were for much shorter duration often from 10 to 15 years term. ( What the "Home Owners Loan Corporation" did was to offer longer period 20 to 25 years typically which made the payments much lower).

1953 USA Heatwave

1953 : A Heatwave has been affecting many states with unofficial temperatures recorded in Pittsburgh of 112 degrees and an overall temperature across many states of 100 degrees plus, The Heatwave is forecast to end in the next few days with severe storms predicted as the cool air from the Rockies hits the hot air.

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Chris Evans

Born: June 13, 1981, Boston, Massachusetts

Known For : Chris Evans is an American actor most well-known for his portrayal as Steve Rogers' Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He has also appeared in several other comic and graphic novel adapted films including Fantastic Four, TMNT, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and Snowpiercer. Due to his work on the incredibly successful Captain American and Avengers films, Evans has become one of the highest-paid actors in the world.

1963 UK Profumo Scandal

1963 : As the rumblings continue over the Profumo Scandal Harold Macmillan is under increasing pressure with at least 4 members of his cabinet considering resignation. One of the key members who is openly talking to the press about resigning due to Macmillan's handling of the Profumo Affair is Enoch Powell the current Health Minister (Profumo was the War Minister in Macmillan's Government) and is believed to have provided secrets to the Russians during his affair.

1966 USA Miranda Rights

1966 : Chief Justice Earl Warren delivers The Supreme Court landmark Miranda vs. Arizona decision, "that criminal suspects must be informed of their right to consult with an attorney and of their right against self-incrimination prior to questioning by police". Following The Supreme Court Miranda decision, the nation's police departments are required to inform arrested persons of their rights under the ruling, termed a Miranda warning.

1967 Soviet Union 6 Day War

1967 : The Soviet Union has demanded the United Nations Security Council for an immediate vote on a resolution condemning Israel's aggression in the six-day war and demanding the withdrawal of Israeli troops from Arab territories.

1971 USA Pentagon Papers

1971 : The New York Times begins to publish sections of the Pentagon Papers , a top-secret Department of Defense study of America's involvement in the Vietnam War. The papers indicated that the American government had been lying to the people for years about the Vietnam War and the papers damaged the credibility of America's Cold War foreign policy.

1972 Hurricane Agnes

1972 : Hurricane Agnes was the first major storm of the 1972 hurricane season and it quickly raced across the Caribbean toward Cuba. Apalachicola, Florida, took the brunt of Agnes as it hit the coastline and suffered about $10 million in damages.

1986 South Africa Bishop Desmond Tutu

1986 : Following the civil unrest in South Africa Bishop Desmond Tutu , winner of the 1984 Nobel Prize for Peace, meets with South African President P.W. Botha to discuss the nationwide state of emergency declared by Botha.

1991 Russia Boris Yeltsin

1991 : Boris Yeltsin wins first Russian elections for Russia's first popularly-elected president. The vote inflicts a heavy defeat on the ruling Communist Party which has ruled since the revolution in 1917.

2002 USA Colorado Fires

2002 : After nearly 1 week forest fires which began in Pike National Forest on Saturday in Colorado have destroyed nearly 100,000 acres of land are coming under control by the 2,800 firefighters fighting the fires but some homes are still in danger near the main city of Denver.

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Mary Wickes

Born: June 13, 1909, St. Louis, Missouri

Died: October 22, 1995, Los Angeles, California

Known For : Mary Wickes was an American actress who began her career in the 1930s and appeared in films and on television up until her death in the mid-1990s. She was often cast as nurses, nuns and secretaries who had sarcastic one-liners. She was a lifelong friend of Lucille Ball and made several appearances on Ball's programs. She is most well-known for her distincive voice and portrayal of Sister Mary Lazarus in the Sister Act films.

2005 Japan War of the Worlds

2005 : The latest movie from Director Steven Spielberg "War of the Worlds" starring Tom Cruise has it's world premier in Tokyo, Japan. The film is schedualed for release in the US on June 29th and in the UK on 1 July.

2005 Michael Jackson Trial Concludes

2005 : Popular music megastar, Michael Jackson, was found not guilty on all charges after being accused of child molestation and undergoing a very public four month long trial in California. The allegations surrounded the pop singer and a thirteen year old boy named Gavin Arvizo, in which Arvizo accused Jackson of serving him alcohol and molesting him. Jackson continually denied all charges.

2006 USA Colorado Oil Shale Reserves

2006 : The US Energy department has released a report that the State Of Colorado is sitting on about a trillion barrels worth of oil in the form of Oil shale reserves in the Green River basin, which covers portions of Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming, about 70% of this resource is located on federally owned or managed land, nearly as much as the rest of the world's conventional oil reserves added together. The problem with Oil Shale Reserves is the cost of extraction and the Environmental Considerations due to the process required to turn Oil Shale into Oil. As the price of oil continues to increase the viability of extracting oil from oil shale increases but Royal Dutch/Shell has been conducting field research in Colorado's Rio Blanco County for 10 years.

2008 Worldwide Inflation Rate

2008 : The US Energy department has released a report that the State Of Colorado is sitting on about a trillion barrels worth of oil in the form of Oil shale reserves in the Green River basin, which covers portions of Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming, about 70% of this resource is located on federally owned or managed land, nearly as much as the rest of the world's conventional oil reserves added together. The problem with Oil Shale Reserves is the cost of extraction and the Environmental Considerations due to the process required to turn Oil Shale into Oil. As the price of oil continues to increase the viability of extracting oil from oil shale increases but Royal Dutch/Shell has been conducting field research in Colorado's Rio Blanco County for 10 years.

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2008 United States Television Journalist Dies

2008 : Fifty-eight year old, Tim Russert, of Meet the Press fame, died suddenly of a heart attack. The popular US journalist had become famous for conducting probing interviews with presidents and those aspiring to be president, as well as addressing political news on a weekly basis with Meet the Press.

2009 Iran Ahmadinejad Wins Re-election

2009 : Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won his re-election with 62.6% of the vote in his favor. The opposition's supporters questioned the results and suspected corruption. Many opposition supporters also clashed with police after the results were announced, despite a ban on all protests.

2012 Wildfires Continue in Colorado and New Mexico

2012 : Hundreds of firefighters from several states joined together to combat two of the largest wildfires recorded in Colorado and New Mexico. Best efforts were being made to contain the blaze that had consumed over 275,000 acres since May.

2013 United States DNA Cannot Be Patented

2013 : The US Supreme Court has ruled the human DNA cannot be patented in a unanimous decision. The ruling also stated that artificially copied genes could be claimed as intellectual property. The ruling came after a firm in Utah patented two genes linked to breast and ovarian cancer.

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90 Years Of Price Changes

We spent many hours researching cost of living information for each year and I created this page after being asked a number of times about why I did not include current prices alongside our cost of living information for each year and thought this was the easiest way to make the information available. includes Average Cost Of New Home, Average Wages, New Car cost, Gallon Of Gas and a 1lb Hamburger Meat, 1920 to 2021